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One does not simply walk into Mordor. However, it turns out that you can get there via a series of rusty ladders, low tunnels and loose chains. This way is known as Snakes, Ladders and Tunnels. ...
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A few months ago I started testing the new Scarpa Vapour lace. I wrote an articleabout my first impressions of the shoe. Since then I have had the opportunity to use the shoe on a variety of differ...
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Youre in amazing shape at the moment, have you been training lots? Its true that im feeling super good on all levels at the moment. Im happy and psyched, looking for projects that motivate me an...
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The first time I saw micro gear they scared the hell out of me. Tiny brass nuts hanging off a rack with an unbelievably small wire threaded through them. The idea of climbing anything that required...
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Alpinist Colin Haley, and partner Alex Honnold, recently completed the Torre Traverse in Patagonia in a record breaking time of 20 hours and 40 minutes. To...
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When I first started climbing I remember looking enviously at other peoples trad racks. Those shiny collections of clinking metal foretold stories of adventure, high cliffs, and dizzying vertigo. I...
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David Goettler and Ueli Steck arrived in Nepal to acclimatise for their attempted ascent of a new route on the south face of Shishapangma (8043m).
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Easter is the perfect opportunity to get away for a bit of spring climbing. Whether youre heading out for a long weekend, or taking advantage of the Easter break to plan a longer trip, there are...
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The new Scarpa Vapor Lace climbing shoe has arrived at the EpicTV Shop. We all know how much climbing shoes change over time. As they stretch and mould to your feet, the feel of the shoe changes. I...
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Every now and then, a question gets posted on our Gear Geek Forum that goes beyond a simple face palm reaction. Sometimes you have to wonder if the asker would be better off locked in a padded cell...
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Thats right. Maybe not so long ago the sub-100 (or 74) category of climbing shoes caused people to turn up their noses and snort derisively; shoes that cheap cant possibly be any good. Can they...
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